Our Office’s Safety Precautions
To help prevent the transmission of all respiratory infections, including COVID-19, we adhere to standardized infection control measures. We follow strict cleaning and disinfection strategies: using an EPA-registered hospital-grade disinfectant, as well as appropriate sterilization of all tools and equipment. We also use facemasks and gloves for each patient per guidelines set by the FDA and CDC.
Though our office already adheres to these standard precautions, there are several common-sense recommendations we are implementing to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
- Screening patients for signs or symptoms of infection when we update their medical histories
- Making sure our masks, gloves, and eye protection are appropriate for the procedures performed
- Cleaning and disinfecting public areas frequently, including door handles, chairs, and bathrooms
If you have an appointment scheduled within the next few weeks, please contact our office if you experience any of the following:
- Shortness of breath
- Travel within the past 14 days to affected geographical regions
We will discuss your health status, the orthodontic treatment you require, and whether or not visiting our office will be safe for you, our other patients, and our staff.
When you visit our office, we ask that you arrive on time for your appointment. This will minimize the amount of time patients spend in our reception area. We will ask all patients to wear a facemask.
How can you prevent contracting or spreading COVID-19?
- Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds. If you don’t have access to soap and water, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
- Maintain at least six feet of distance between yourself and others.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze with your arm.
- Stay home if you feel unwell and have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing.
If you would like more information about our office’s dedication to your health and safety, please give us a call. For more information about what you can do to prevent the spread of COVID-19, please visit the World Health Organization website.